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Eye on Community 7.09.2010

Greetings Daevas,

With just under a week until the server merge and the free character transfers begin, we're getting excited to hear your feedback about the improved server balance. We truly feel that you will be happy with the end result.

To take advantage of the healthier populations that the servers will have, we've been planning a series of epic PvP events that we will be running over the summer leading up to the upcoming Aion®: Assault on Balaurea™ game update. Stay tuned for more information on that.

Legion Name Conflict Process

Greetings Daevas,

With the imminent server merge on July 14, we wanted to let you know that we will be changing some Legion names in the next few days.

Before the merge, we will manually identify Legions that may run into a naming conflict with another Legion during the server merge. After identifying all Legions in conflict, our customer service team will be applying a set of criteria to determine which Legions will maintain their names without any change and which Legions will have an identifying server abbreviation appended to them. These name changes will be taking place before the merge.

If your Legion receives a server abbreviation added to the end of your Legion name, the Legion's Brigade General will receive a free Legion Name Change Ticket after the merge is complete. Your Legion may then opt to keep the Legion name with the server abbreviation or change its Legion name after the server merge occurs.

We've updated our with more information. Make sure to give it a look, and let us know what you think in our forums.

PTS Server Maintenance 4:00 p.m. PDT, July 8, 2010

Greetings Daevas,

We are bringing the Aion PTS server down at 4:00 p.m. PDT, July 8, 2010 for maintenance.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 1 hour.

Thank you for your patience!

—The Aion Community Team

Notice from the Postal Services Association

Well met!

The United Postal Services Association of Atreia has for decades provided timely deliveries of standard and express mail, as well as warehouse storage via subsidiaries.

Our Board of Directors has recently informed us that they intend to merge world servers, and appointed a committee responsible for resolving and reviewing any mail logistics issues likely to be encountered in such a major undertaking.

The committee wants to give our postal services customers information that it hopes will be useful given the impending server merge.

Server Maintenance 3:00 a.m. PDT, July 7, 2010

We are bringing the Aion servers down at 3:30 a.m. PDT, July 7, 2010 (more) for maintenance.

The maintenance is estimated to take no longer than 3 hours.

Thank you for your patience!

Eye on Community 07.02.2010

Greetings Daevas,

This week we'd like to wish all of our US players a very happy July 4th, and we hope your celebrations are full of BBQ, fireworks, and ice cold bee . . . Wait a minute! It's July? Where has this year gone, and why do I feel like we've accidentally entered a time accelerator? I digress.

As you probably read earlier, we've decided to delay server merges for one week so that we could develop a better way to resolve how name conflicts are handled. If you missed this announcement, make sure to give it a read to better understand what it means for you.

Server Merge Delayed

Greetings Daevas,

We want to update you about some changes relating to the upcoming server merge. We are setting in place processes to resolve same-name conflicts once the upcoming server merge takes place. In order to provide a fair and just resolution, we are changing the server merge date to July 14, 2010.

So how does this affect my character?

Once the merge occurs, a character with a name that is up to 14 letters long will have a two-letter server abbreviation added to the end of the name. For example, "Fergreedy" on Azphel would become "FergreedyAZ" after the merge.

A character name that is 15 letters long will have a one-letter server abbreviation added to the end of the name. For example, "Misterhappyface" on Azphel would become "MisterhappyfaceA".

In the rare instance that two characters transferring to a merged server share the same name and it is 16 letters long, one of the characters will be renamed. We understand that this is an inconvenience, and regret the need to change anyone's character name. We will keep a close eye on the few characters that this name conflict will affect, and can confidently say the percentage of this occurrence will be very low.

Lastly, we'll be providing all Daevas with a free Character Name Change ticket so that they can later pick a new name.